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Note the difference in translation between the Present Perfect Continuous and the Present Perfect Tenses.

1. You look hot. Ive been running all the way. .   2. Ive been learning irregular verbs all afternoon. . 3. Sorry about the mess Ive been painting the house. . 1. Hes run all the distance to the finish fairly well. . 2. Ive learnt irregular verbs. (= I know them.) . 3. Ive painted two rooms since lunchtime. .

 

Ex. 8. Choose the correct variant:

1. For how long (have they discussed, have they been discussing) the situation? 2. Why (have you repeated, have you been repeating) these English words over and over again? 3. The students (have taken, have been taking) the examination for more than 5 hours. 4. They (were discussing, have been discussing) the situation for three hours. 5. She (has been answering, has answered) the lesson already. 6. She (has worn, has been wearing) glasses for two years. 7. Peters English is getting much better. He (is practising, has practised, has been practising) a lot this year. 8. I (have written, am writing, have been writing) my course paper for three months, but I (am not finishing, havent been finishing, havent finished) it yet. 9. you (are defending, have defended, have been defending) your course paper? No, I (havent done, am not doing, havent been doing) it yet. 10. Tom (is having, has been having, has had) a toothache for nearly a week. He (is going, has been going, has gone) to the doctor today and Im waiting for him. 11. What you (are doing, have been doing, have done) with my cassette-recorder? I cant find it anywhere. 12. You look tired! Yes, I (am dancing, have danced, have been dancing) and I (havent danced, am not dancing, havent been dancing) for years, so Im not used to it. 13. Everybody (is looking, has looked, has been looking) forward to this holiday for months. 14. Recently this scientific theory (is being proved, has been proved, has been proving) to be false.

 

 


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